SQA Academy

SQA Academy logo.SQA’s Academy team support and create the contents of the SQA’s virtual learning environment. The SQA Academy aims to provide quality training and development courses to:

Although there are many courses available to the public, some SQA Academy courses are only available to SQA Appointees. One of these is the online Electronic Marks Capture training package, which was set up as part of the Appointees Online system. Other SQA Academy courses link to the General Teaching Council’s Professional Recognition framework and are only accessible by authorised individuals.

SQA Academy and Scotland's Colleges have also come together and created a unique suite of staff development opportunities using a ‘blended learning’ approach (online combined with class-based activities). SQA Academy hosts the online learning part of these courses.

If you want access to a course that is secure, you need to contact the relevant qualification area within the SQA. They will issue you with an enrolment key as appropriate.

Survey: Remote delivery of assessment

SQA would like to better understand your experiences and expectations of delivering assessments remotely, and to improve the guidance available to schools, colleges, training providers and other centres. Please take our survey to help shape our approach.

We would like to hear from you whether you have been assessing learners remotely or not, and if you are delivering qualifications from SQA or from other awarding bodies – engagement with the survey will ensure your voice is included when considering future approaches. The survey will feed into a wider project involving more detailed discussions with groups of education practitioners and case-studies of remote assessment approaches used in SQA centres.

This survey is for centres and practitioners and should take around five minutes to complete. All feedback is welcome and please be assured that all responses are anonymous unless answering on behalf of an institution or organisation.